May Day 2018: With Internationalism and Solidarity!!
FISE denounces the assault on the anti-imperialist mobilization of the youth.
The FISE, World Federation of Teachers’ Unions, affiliated to WFTU denounces the assault on the anti-imperialist mobilization of the youth.
Under the command of the Greek government (SYRIZA-ANEL), the forces of Riot Police attacked with bats, chemicals, tear gas and flash grenades against the mobilization. In fact, the forces of repression, hit with murderous blows and sent three protesters to the hospital, even came to the point and kidnapped 3 students who participated in the mobilization.
The SYRIZA-ANEL Government surrenders Greek land and seas to the imperialists to murder peoples, and at the same time it attacks violently against the youth movement that opposes imperialist plans.
We demand Greece outside the crime of the imperialists
Long live the anti-imperialist struggle of the youth in all over the world!
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14 Apr 2018
MIDDLE EAST, SYRIA
Today early in the morning, 04.00 local time, the governments of USA, Great Britain and France bombarded the people of Syria, setting on fire the Southeastern Mediterranean Region. By using fabricated charges and excuses they want to redistribute the natural resources, the energy routes and the spheres of influence.
FISE condemns the attack on the state of Syria that breaks the rules of any international law, we call the workers of the world, the class oriented trade unions , the affiliates and friends of FISE to unite their voices against the imperialistic interventions, the inter-imperialistic antagonisms, to show by any means their solidarity to the people of Syria.
We call the workers of the world to organise their struggle against NATO, EU and their allies, to be on guard against the plans of the governments of the imperialistic states that bloodshed the peoples for the profits of their monopolies.
With internationalism and international solidarity to uncover the Imperialists and the dangers that the imperialistic wars are creating. We assure the working class of Syria that we will stand on their side.
For the international class oriented trade union movement the people of Syria is the only responsible to decide freely and democratically for its own present and future and not the imperialists.
by Joseph Hancock, Editor
On the heels of the recent victory of the heroic teachers in West Virginia, and the momentum of the movement against gun violence which has united teachers and students nationally in a fresh movement for quality public education, Oklahoma teachers will be walking out on strike April 2 because, despite the historic down payment made by lawmakers this week, politicians have already gone back on their promises and have begun dismantling the funding. The current salary for teachers in Oklahoma is one of the lowest in the nation with a starting salary of Beginning Teacher Salary: $31,919. Teachers have not had a raise in ten years and are asking for a raise of $10,000. The state has offered only a $6,000 increase which does not keep up with living expenses. Oklahomans from all political stripes and from every corner of this state don’t trust their own legislators to fix the problems facing our students. Political stunts like these and years of irresponsible budgeting and broken promises got oil rich state into this crisis. Lawmakers must begin restoring trust with teachers and students by keeping their word. They can end this strike immediately teachers can get back to their classrooms and their students if the Legislature does the following:
Lawmakers must replace the $50 million hole created by the repeal of the hotel/motel tax.
Right now, $22 million in revenue is being held hostage in the senate. Passage of HB1013xx is a crucial piece of the historic down payment the legislature promised.
Lawmakers have left significant funding on the table — funding that has bipartisan support but is being held up for political reasons. They could pass that revenue today to lower class sizes, invest more in our support professionals and restore classes like art, music and AP courses. Continue reading